Yeah... part of it is that I'm so introverted... there definitely is a community involved with Fest, but I'm still not really integrated into it after 6 years. I think I could fit in there eventually, but it will take time. At work... I'll always be on the outside. Mainly that's okay with me, but sometimes it bothers me a little bit.
I can become part of a community fairly quickly, if there's not some messing around or toxic individuals involved trying to obstruct it, this happened at work but with the obsticles removed I've become popular fairly quickly. It has its own problems though. People who you are popular with want you to be their dragon slayer or giant killer, want you to take on the toxic sorts. Its a hard station.